At Straight Shot, mentorship isn't a one-way street. Entrepreneurs gain keen insight and guidance by working directly with industry experts. Mentors come away reenergized through the opportunity to work together with incredible new ideas and talent as well as other experts.

Bill Fisher

CEO Treetop Ventures

Mike McCarthy

Founding Partner McCarthy Capital

Mark Hasebroock

Managing Director Dundee Venture Capital

Jeff Sharp

Principal SilverStone Group

Rick Turoczy

General Manager Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE)

Tracy Britt

Assistant to the Chairman Berkshire Hathaway

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Faith Larson

Vice President Javlin Capital

Julie Mahloch


Doug Wilwerding

Managing Principal Optimas Group

Greg Harris

President & CEO Quantum Workplace, Inc.

Kelly Hoey

Co-Founder & Managing Director Women Innovative Mobile

Ben Vu

CEO & Co-Founder SkyVu Entertainment

Ty Harmon

Technology Fellow AstraZeneca

Jeff Briggs

COO Green Plains Renewable Energy

Dale Williams

Co-Founder Medical Solutions

Paul Jarrett

Co-Founder & CEO Bulu Box

Stephanie Jarrett

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer Bulu Box

Bruce Hoberman

Chairman of the Board Proxibid

Adrienne Graham

Founder & CEO Empower Me! Corporation

Ron Osborne

CEO CropVentures

Craig Page

COO/CTO, Co-Founder MeNetwork

Lisa Roskens

Chairman & CEO Burlington Capital Group

John Blazek

President Corporate Ventures

Nick Bowden

CEO & Co-Founder MindMixer

Abby Jordan

Co-Founder eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato

Becky App

Co-Founder eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato

Adam Nielsen

Co-Founder & Creative Director GoodTwin

Andrew Wirick

Co-Founder & Development Director GoodTwin

Greg Gilgenast

IT Consultant / Private Investor Gilgenast Holdings

John Scribante

CEO Orion Energy Systems

Jeffrey Zindel

President Accurate Communications

Clay Cox

Principal Sovereign Investments

Michael Wetta

Principal Dundee Venture Capital

Tonya Kaminski

Director, Talent Management First National Bank

Nick Engelbart

Analyst Dundee Venture Capital

Andrea Sandel

Owner & Principal Sandel Accounting & Business Consulting

David Treinen

Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Planning West Corporation

Shonna Dorsey

Managing Director Interface

Joe Craig

Social Roadie & Principal SourceBurst

Bill Diederich

Senior Executive Vice President, Agri-Business BiOWiSH Technologies

David Paulmeyer

Associate First Capital Partners

Sam Addy

Audit Partner Lutz & Company

Erica Wassinger

Principal erw public relations

Tegan Snyder

Chief Technology Officer Bulu Box

Jim Anderson

COO of Agriculture Gavilon

Sally Nellson Barrett

Storyteller Malone & Co.

Jim Simon

Founder & CEO PeggyBank

Michael Tudor

Founder Ripen eCommerce

John Petersson

Co-Founder Vendorin

Craig Coffman

Founder Octoberland

Brett Frevert

Managing Director CFO Systems

Adrian Oropeza

Merchant Reporting Product Manager PayPal

Casey Allen

Partner Project Skyway

Dan Gilbert

Founder Learning Innovations

Jake Stutzman

Creative Director Elevate

Seth Carlson

Director of Experience Elevate

Bart Dillashaw

Attorney Koley Jessen

Mike Malone

Director of Things Malone & Co.

Roger Lipson

Owner The Lipson Group

Brian Wetjen

Independent Interactive Consultant

John Jenkins

President & CEO Benaissance

Matt Kroon

Analyst McCarthy Capital

Ryam Lee

Analyst McCarthy Capital

Steve Vickers

Director of Business Development Chase Paymentech

Jim Moline

Second Vice President - eBusiness First National Bank

Mark McGrath

Director of Trade Operations Gavilon

Jeremy Vlcan

Managing Partner Fusion Tree

Jonathan LeBlanc

Head of North America PayPal Developer

Troy Meyerson

Attorney Fraser Stryker

Ross Nelson

Director of Analytics Fusion Tree

Tom Boje

Partner Treetop Ventures

Scott Kroeker

Director of International Sales Lindsay Corporation

Nathan Preheim

Co-Founder & CTO MindMixer

Scott Carrico

Audit Partner Lutz & Company

Scott Anderson

CEO Anderson Partners

Rob Johnson

CEO & Co-Founder Javlin

Todd Johnson

Channel Leader - Entrepreneurship and Job Creation Gallup

Todd Darnold

Partner Inflection Point, LLC

Karen Linder

Principal Linseed Capital, LLC

Sean O'Connell

Vice President, Corporate Lending First National Bank of Omaha

Dwight Hanson

Partner Treetop Ventures

Kandace Miller

President & CEO AIM

Mike Domgard

President Outpost12 Studios

Amanda Christi

Video Producer & Director Outpost12 Studios

Colin Roberts

Director, Business Development West Corporation

Steve Kenney

Tax Partner Lutz & Company

Mary Ann O'Brien

CEO OBI Creative

Paul McMeekin

Senior Product Marketing Manager ACI Worldwide

Marisol Uribe Rodriguez

SBIR/STTR Program Director Nebraska Business Development Center

Phil Haussler

Head of Products Quantum Workplace

Shivraj Ramanan

Independent Consultant

Val McPherson

Vice President Allied Realty, Inc.

Karen Borchert

VP of Strategic Initiatives Phase2

Jim Ricketts

President & Chief Operations Officer Opportunity Education Foundation

Dan Houghton

Co-Founder & EVP BuilderTREND

Jeff Weeks

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer First National Bank of Omaha

Dan McMahon

Attorney Koley Jessen

Kate Nichting

Director of Human Resources Straight Shot

Monte Jensen

Sr. Account Executive First National Technology Solutions

Jeffrey Hicks

Chairman 21st Century Systems, Inc.

Ryan Wade

Vice President of Sales Aviture

Caroline Cummings

VP of Business Development Palo Alto Software

Joe Olsen

President & CEO Phenomblue

Jimm Wagner

VP, General Manager Phenomblue

Matt Medlock

CEO & Founder PaySAFE

Kim Whittaker

Vice President First National Technology Solutions

Jim Taylor

Research Coordinator Peter Kiewit Institute

Noah Parsons

Chief Operating Officer Palo Alto Software

Bruce Meyers

President Cannonball Express Inc.

Jason Schwab

Senior Consultant CedarCrestone

Phil Janulewicz

Senior Sales Engineer First National Technology Solutions

Mark Griffis

CEO Aviture

Don Stavneak

Founder and Partner Volano Solutions

Rod Smith

Founder and Partner Volano Solutions

John Stuifbergen

Lead UX Developer Volano Solutions

Jeremy O’Quin

Software Developer Volano Solutions

Erin Hawkins

Senior Developer Volano Solutions

Kelly Grace

VP of Sales Volano Solutions

John Marshall

Principal, Certified Risk Manager SilverStone Group

Joe Hefflinger

Wealth Advisor SilverStone Group

Chad Tremel

Vice President, Group Benefits SilverStone Group

Sabrina Parsons

Chief Executive Officer Palo Alto Software

Trevor Betenson

Chief Financial Officer Palo Alto Software

Josh Cochrane

VP of Product Development Palo Alto Software

Bob Stolzberg

Sr. Solutions Design Engineer Savvis

Jeff DeRuiter

Co-Founder Design Parliament

Mike Vrbicky

Healthcare Consultant Coventry Health Care

Chris Bikus

Partner Husch Blackwell

Beverly Kracher

Director/CEO Business Ethics Alliance

Andy Stoll

Co-Founder Seed Here Studio

Douglas Fehr

Vice President of Finance/HR OTTR Chronic Care Solutions